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16th May '17 12:00:32 PM Morgenthaler
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** After the characters watch ''Franchise/StarWars'' 4-6 in ''{{Spaced}}'', Tim declares that entire plot wouldn't have happened if the Imperial gunner in ''A New Hope'' hadn't dismissed the escape pod carrying [=R2D2=] and [=C3PO=] down to Tatooine as nothing to worry about.

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** After the characters watch ''Franchise/StarWars'' 4-6 in ''{{Spaced}}'', ''Series/{{Spaced}}'', Tim declares that entire plot wouldn't have happened if the Imperial gunner in ''A New Hope'' hadn't dismissed the escape pod carrying [=R2D2=] and [=C3PO=] down to Tatooine as nothing to worry about.
8th Apr '17 7:00:58 PM NamelessVoice
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** Also, alarms in general. If you've ever lived near a building alarm that has a habit of going off in bad weather and never deactivating again, you are unlikely to even consider that it might be something you should investigate (and will probably be fervently hoping that the building in question actually ''is'' being burgled due to their antisocial - and probably illegal - false alarms.)
3rd Apr '17 4:42:52 PM Virgil
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* A common response used by Steven Glass in ''Film/ShatteredGlass'' when he's trying to keep his fellow journalists and anyone else interested from catching on to what he's up to.
31st Mar '17 7:58:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* In a ShoutOut to this trope, the very nastiest event in ''EuropaUniversalis 2'' ("The White Lotus Rebellion") has two options, one of which "It's likely just harmless talk." (Cue 30% revolt-risk.) The OTHER option gives you half that revolt-risk, but costs you an arm and a leg.

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* In a ShoutOut to this trope, the very nastiest event in ''EuropaUniversalis ''VideoGame/EuropaUniversalis 2'' ("The White Lotus Rebellion") has two options, one of which "It's likely just harmless talk." (Cue 30% revolt-risk.) The OTHER option gives you half that revolt-risk, but costs you an arm and a leg.



* Lampshaded and subverted in ''GearsOfWar'', where Dom does not brush off the strange sound so easily. He's right.

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* Lampshaded and subverted in ''GearsOfWar'', ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'', where Dom does not brush off the strange sound so easily. He's right.
5th Feb '17 7:33:08 AM Doug86
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* JamesEllroy typically does quite a convincing job of this, as we really can't blame the cops a lot of times for ignoring details that genuinely seem inconsequential. It's their bad luck that they're being written by a guy who loves coming up with insanely complicated stories where every little detail matters.

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* JamesEllroy Creator/JamesEllroy typically does quite a convincing job of this, as we really can't blame the cops a lot of times for ignoring details that genuinely seem inconsequential. It's their bad luck that they're being written by a guy who loves coming up with insanely complicated stories where every little detail matters.
20th Jan '17 12:06:12 PM dentris
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**Even the occasional BLIND Npcs will react to you sneaking around by saying their eyes must be plaing tricks on them...
11th Oct '16 11:39:48 PM WingedCat
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** Justified after many long hours guarding; 90% of the time, it is nothing, another 9.99% it's nothing that can't be dealt with just be showing up and providing a security presence. If you can see a plausible source for a noise you heard, or it didn't sound significant enough to search for it, of course you'd write it off to watch for something more substantial.

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** Justified after many long hours guarding; 90% of the time, it is nothing, another 9.99% it's nothing that can't be dealt with just be by showing up and providing a security presence. If you can see a plausible source for a noise you heard, or it didn't sound significant enough to search for it, of course you'd write it off to watch for something more substantial.
2nd Oct '16 12:32:21 PM nombretomado
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* [[EdgarAllanPoe While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping/As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door./"'Tis some visitor," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door/Only this, and nothing more."]] ([[ExactWords Technically]], he was right.)

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* [[EdgarAllanPoe [[Creator/EdgarAllanPoe While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping/As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door./"'Tis some visitor," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door/Only this, and nothing more."]] ([[ExactWords Technically]], he was right.)
12th Sep '16 9:30:52 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''The Rainmaker'' and its musical adaptation ''Theatre/OneHundredTenInTheShade'', the entrance of Starbuck is initially dismissed this way:

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* In ''The Rainmaker'' and its musical adaptation ''Theatre/OneHundredTenInTheShade'', ''Theatre/OneTenInTheShade'', the entrance of Starbuck is initially dismissed this way:
12th Sep '16 9:30:14 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''The Rainmaker'' and its musical adaptation ''Theatre/OneHundredTenInTheShade'', the entrance of Starbuck is initially dismissed this way:
-->'''Noah''': Who opened that door?\\
'''Jim''': Musta been the wind!\\
'''Starbuck''' ''(Steps onto the threshold. He hears Jim's line about the wind)'': Wind?--did you say wind? There's not a breath of wind anywhere in the world!
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